Braintree Driver Faces Charges After Hit and Run Accident
The following information was supplied by the Braintree Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A 37-year-old Braintree man faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident and operating to endanger after he allegedly crashed his truck into a home on Storrs Avenue on Monday morning, damaging the foundation.
Police planned to seek charged this week after locating the man through his insurance company. He allegedly fled the scene after causing considerable damage, according to witnesses. Police were first called when the pickup truck slammed into a utility pole, severing it, Deputy Chief Russell Jenkins said in a statement.
"The truck then swerved across the roadway and crashed through a fence and struck a house, damaging the foundation and attached utility boxes," Jenkins said. "Witnesses told officers that after the crash, the operator spun his tires in an effort to dislodge himself, damaging the lawn in the process and then turned his headlights off as he fled down Storrs Avenue."
His registration plate was found at the scene because it had been ripped off the front of the truck during the accident. The truck was found to be registered to a man living on Pond Street, Jenkins said, but police declined to provide his name.
He was not home when officers arrived, but police talked to him later after contacting his insurance company and he made statements that led them to file the charges, Jenkins said.